Phileas Fogg

Phileas Fogg

Lives in Canada Greater Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Joined on Jul 28, 2004

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Mahmoud Mousef: It's really simple.
Social networking sites are a marketer's wet dream and a dream for central planners and profile-building global spying agencies.

You (and your kids) are the product. Make no mistake about it. You are exploitable to the maximum extent of the law. In case you haven't noticed, there is no law. EVERYTHING you do online is being recorded, including your phone calls and Skype calls.

Your details, pics and associations are shared with many companies in back-room deals; you have agreed to this. If you are OK with your associations and content being exploited by marketers and shared with government, insurance and god-knows-what-else, continue using these 'free' services.

If you're OK with these spies spying on you, that's fine. Just don't say anything critical of your so-called leaders or you may find yourself on the receiving end of a big stick real quick.

You are not in charge of your content. Your content and activities are there to be sold and exploited.

Pavi1,

Trust me, you have and likely will and probably unknowingly commit a crime. There are laws on the books so outmoded, so outdated that they serve no relevance but are laws still on the books that you, I and most others probably have broken and will break.

This said, pavi1. if you have nothing to hide as you state then please answer me this? Would you allow the state to install closed circuit cameras and microphones throughout your house? After all you have nothing to hide right? So if you say " NO WAY!" what would be your reasoning then?

You see pavi1 most crime likely begins inside the four walls of a house and/or the four walls of a business office. It would be much easier for the authorities to have closed circuit cameras installed in peoples homes and/or offices. BUT! that does not equal good police work, nor any real added safety but will reduce you to living in an Orwellian police state.

Think about it pavi1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 08:55 UTC

"Am I my brother's keeper?"

Modern thoughts are to turn it as "I am my brother's keeper." That is we as people are to look out for the better interests of others including those whom we may not know. Of course we all can't inform, look out, or come to the aid of all others all of the time, but we should if/where we can.

I use to feel if I believe I had important and pertinent info to share with others even those I may not know, that I should with clarity and passion share said info. If it helps then great.

Today I still share important info but sorry I do not bang my head against a proverbial wall anymore. I have found and still find that most people can't bother to really save themselves from little issues right up to major ones in life. Why should I bang my head against a wall and suffer for those who could not seem to care any less if their words/actions may give poor results in their lives?

Use things like FB at your own discretion is all I can really offer in the end.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 27th comment

If you DON'T LIKE Leica's then understand nobody is forcing you to buy one.

Sheesh this incessant bellyaching about what Leica does and how much their cameras cost is pathetic.

Most whiners here have never shot a Leica in their whiny little lives!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:12 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

Those here who troll to bash Leica have likely never shot a Leica camera. Many probably do not know how to shoot photography other than "P" for perfect mode anyways. They likely will never be able to afford one as they fail to grasp the value of what decades of Leica quality and manufacturing have brought.

The bashers only see what Leica does not give you as compared to the more typical and often gimmick loaded DSLR's or other digital cameras. The absence of some of these things and gimmicks is what makes a Leica endearing to true photographic shooters.

These bashers have likely never shot a true rangefinder let alone a Leica be it a 35mm film body or a digital. They are folks that would not understand the value of prestige and what superlative manufacturing quality brings.

No I do not own a Leica never have shot one but if I had the disposable cash at hand to buy a Leica M series I would and both a film body as well as the digital one here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 09:28 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
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sye46: So Leica releases a $8,000 black and white camera and it gets praises while Sony releases a FF compact with Zeiss lens and people complain. LOL

Sorry I mean't Leica M7 or MP 35mm film cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
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sye46: So Leica releases a $8,000 black and white camera and it gets praises while Sony releases a FF compact with Zeiss lens and people complain. LOL

danaceb,

If you were given a Leica M9 I doubt you'd throw it away. You'd probably masturbate over having one to use.

The Sony will be ok, maybe a little too much coin. The Leica comes with swappable lenses and very good ones.

There is hardly a photographer here who would not love to enjoy and shoot a Leica 35mm film M8 or MP or a Digital M9.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 07:52 UTC
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Lee Dolman: Where is the flags shadow? why is the Landers shadow not in the same direction as Buzz' or the rocks?...maybe lens distortion...but the Flag is tall and big and has obvious light on it but no shadow,

I'm not in either camp..but thats weird.

The topography of the Moon is hiding the thin pole and narrow plane of the flag in relation to the Sun shadows and as such from Armstrong's shooting position you can't see the pole and flag shadows. The LM shadow is being also twisted and such by the unevenness of the Moon's surface and is which it appears slightly off from Aldrin's shadow.

There is no hoax here. The Moon is not billiard table smooth. There is only one light source (the Sun) and is why each object only casts one shadow. Remember in basic lighting, multiple lights cast multiple shadows from any and all objects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 01:48 UTC
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Geopaf: I agree with what you say, I always wondered why the flag was moving in the vacum of space , maybe thats why Neil Armstrong became a recluse after his "lunar landing".

plasnu,

Then you are an ignorant photographer. None of the photos look fake. ONE MORE TIME! If multiple lights were used as you said then objects would cast multiple shadows. It's a basic fundamental of photography. In the thousands of photos taken from the Moon not one photo has such anomalies. The only illuminating light source is the Sun. The Moon's soil would act as a reflector though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:36 UTC
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Edmond Leung: My most respected person.

The Moon missions and the splitting of the Atom are IMO two of the most significant science achievements of the 20th century.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 09:11 UTC

All anyone has to do to dispel the flag waving nonsense is go to YOU TUBE! type in Apollo 11 - 16mm film. There is a lengthy 1:30 hr composite film, Fast forward to about the 56min. mark. You will see Armstrong & Aldrin put up the flag and for the next 5-6 min. in the film NEVER DOES THE FLAG MOVE!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:46 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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leicaman: I knew the head of Hasselblad service USA, Karl Claussen for many years as I was working in the field of astronomy. Karl was present at every launch from Gemini through the Moon missions and he personally inspected all the equipment with the astronauts prior to each mission. We used to talk about all of the Hasselblads that had to be left on the moon's surface due to the LEM's limited thrust and fuel. A number of times while working on projects for NASA I had the specially modified Hasseblad bodies marked FLIGHT in my lab. They are ELMs which had sealed DIN power connectors and large paddle shutter releases for use with space suits... and will as etched glass grids that put index marks on the images for determining scale. I later found out from Karl that some of those bodies went to the moons' surface... where they still sit.. along with my very own fingerprints. They will probably sit there long after man has creased to exist on this planet.
No question those missions took place.

COBill,

The cameras are free for the taking, as long as you can find a way to get to them LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:32 UTC
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kralyevski: Свиѓа ми се комбинација од Шведски апарат ,Германски објектив, Американски астронаут и свемирско возило сас Грчко име, дали знае некој филм од кој производител е направен?
(I like the combination of Swedish camera, German lens, American astronaut and spaceship with Greek name, does anyone knows who was the maufacturer of the film on which the most famous photographs were taken?

I'm certain it was Kodak

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
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Triggr Happy: Shadow of the flag in one direction and shadow of Buzz in the other? hmmmm
some strange lighting ;)

These idiots who bring up all the photo issues certainly ARE NOT THINKING PHOTOGRAPHERS! Jebus, understanding stuff like this some of the first things a learning photographer grasps.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:27 UTC
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Francis Carver: Shadows are all over the place in all directions, and the USA flag is waving proudly in the Moon's no atmosphere surface. And a few other dead giveaways to show the these "historic" pictures are rather poorly doctored.

Also, it is rather hard to fathom how NASA could have placed men on the surface of the moon back in the late 1960s -- when 42 years later, they cannot even send a single human into near-Earth orbit, let alone on to another celestial body -- and back.

Somebody had to win the USSR-USA space race, no matter what the means and evidence.

This is nuts,

The US Fed Reserve since 2008 has put by reports a min. of $3Trillion+ dollar into the US economy. Going back to the Moon would only a be a few billion. The Pentagon spent something like $20Billion on AIR CONDITIONING for it Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011.

The amount of money the US govt. borrows in today's world could send dozens of rockets back to the Moon. There is just not the political or strategic will to do so as of now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: This is a photography site, yet morons here argue faked moon landings and faked photos. JEEBUS!

Look, the shadows all run in general same direction. It's the topography of the Moon that creates undulations and such. Think about it folks, once you impart multiple light sources you will get multiple shadows. You never see such from the moon. The Sun is the only illuminating light source. Now the Moon's soil is reflective and will kick back light onto subjects. Hence the ease of seeing Aldrin for one climb down from the LM in the shadow of the LM. First he's in a white space suit, second the Moon's soil is quite reflective or we'd not see it so bright in our night time sky.

As to flag waving, IT ONLY DOES SO WHEN THE ASTRONAUTS TOUCH OR MOVE IT OR THE POLE! Once it's left alone it comes to a stop and sits as still as if it were a statue.

God I want to punch these idiots in their faces.

One more time, none of the Apollo Moon flags EVER wave on their own. They will in all movie films be seen a standing perfectly still. Gawd, why don't you just look up and watch the samples of 16mm movie films shot by the LM camera?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:11 UTC
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Taikonaut: I thought NASA recently admit those clear moon landing photos were faked.

OMG!

The loss of Challenger in 1986 was replaced by Endeavor. Columbia in 2003 still left the remaining fleet viable till 2011. The Shuttle is too costly and was a maintenance nightmare. The US astronauts now do ride with the Russian Cosmonauts to ISS now and will do so until the private venture ships in the USA prove viable for NASA's needs

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:49 UTC
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zeidgeist: And the usual bunch of CONSPIRACY CRETINS infesting this site like a CANCER. Even the Russians, who hated the Americans during the Cold War acknowledged that Apollo 11 HAD LANDED. Get with it MORONS...... The same w*nkers who post that, despite the overwhelming proof that it was Al Qaeda and Saudi money, that 9/11 was an inside job, oh yes and the "chemtrails" and HAARP with a touch of NWO and all washed down by th e Bilderbergers. Meanwhile when the US actually showed the landing site via the lunar orbiters, what did the cretin "truthers" spout...... YESSS you guessed it "PHOTOSHOP" and "that proves nothing".......

Once the Soviets lost they had no political reason carry forward.

The Chinese want to do it to put their nation along side the USA in terms of pride, prestige and such.

As to Venus, it's not remotely possible for humans to land on it as its too hot something like 600+ degrees. Mars is another story and man will likely have not just a landing on it some time in the next 25-30 odd years but buy 2100 have full time rotating crew science station on it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:45 UTC
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FTW: Big Events, News and Publicity are same as religions, make up your mind and run in the direction they ask you to do. Who ever tries to swim against that mainstream, swims in pee-gutters. So, I do not express what I think about moon landings or that photos. I will wait until some day another human steps on that place and shows us, or brings back, the hassies, the flag, the moon vehicle, and so on. Until today, every information that can't be checked or verified by human normal citizen is for me scam. Be this sour rain, ozon holes, global warming, ice melt, and what ever humans have invented beside of god to let you pray and pay.

And you are nuts.

The USSR was into the Moon race and spent a lot of its money doing so. It also lost lives in such. You show utter dishonour to their lives.

Alexi Leonov was to be the fist Cosmonaut to set his foot upon the Moon had the USA not won the race

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:40 UTC
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Taikonaut: I thought NASA recently admit those clear moon landing photos were faked.

WTF!

They as in the USA just grounded its last Shuttle last year. Since 1981 to 2011 the Shuttle flew man and materials into space and to the ISS.

Age of the fleet and budget cuts among the change to more privatization of space is why NASA no longer launches Shuttles. The debate as to privatizing space is for another day.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 05:20 UTC
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zeidgeist: And the usual bunch of CONSPIRACY CRETINS infesting this site like a CANCER. Even the Russians, who hated the Americans during the Cold War acknowledged that Apollo 11 HAD LANDED. Get with it MORONS...... The same w*nkers who post that, despite the overwhelming proof that it was Al Qaeda and Saudi money, that 9/11 was an inside job, oh yes and the "chemtrails" and HAARP with a touch of NWO and all washed down by th e Bilderbergers. Meanwhile when the US actually showed the landing site via the lunar orbiters, what did the cretin "truthers" spout...... YESSS you guessed it "PHOTOSHOP" and "that proves nothing".......

Any intelligent person with critical thought abilities KNOWS man set foot upon the Moon (12 men to be exact, a most rare company of people). ENOUGH ALREADY! Every conspiracy nut's illogical point put forth has been answered many, many, times.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 05:17 UTC
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